I picked up the MJX X900 a little while ago, as it was pretty much the first nano hexacopter to come out. I wasn’t too impressed with it, as it seemed heavy, and the rates were a little low. Upon getting my JJRC H20, I immediately saw a big difference.
Let’s dig into the ins and outs of the hexacopter in the JJRC H20 review!
JJRC H20 Review: Specifications & Pricing
- Model: JJRC H20
- Size group: Nano
- Camera: No
- Battery: 150mAh
- Charging times: 35 minutes
- Flight times: 4.5-5 minutes
- Flips: Yes
- Speed modes: Three
- Headless mode: Yes
- One key return: Yes
- RTF/BNF: RTF
- In the box: JJRC H20 Mini Hexacoper, 3.7V 150mA battery, Transmitter, USB cable, Screwdriver, 6 x extra propellers, user manual
JJRC H20 Review: Flight Characteristics
Upon closer inspection I noticed that the props were a bit thicker than the X900 ones, and the battery was also a 150mAh (compared to the 180mAh on the X900). Because of the battery being slightly smaller, and maybe a little bit lighter of a frame and more importantly the prop size, the power on the H20 is actually very respectable. This allows you to do more aggressive maneuvers, and go faster overall.
On the H20, there are 3 different rates. One is low, with slow yaw and pitch that would be good for a beginner. The next is medium, which has just about the perfect yaw, and very good pitch in terms of the craft. Lastly is the high, or “crazy” rate, which is similar to the high rate on the Eachine H8 Mini (review). On the high rates, the hexacopter spins like a top and is very hard to control, and the pitch is so deep that even with good power it dips down under full throttle.
Myself being an experienced pilot, I fly mostly in the mid rate, as it is very fast, yet precise, but when I want to show off to someone, I put it in high and let ‘er spin!
It flips well due to the good power it has, and gives auto throttle before the flip, to help out with the recovery.
JJRC H20 Review: Flight Time/Battery
As I mentioned earlier, the battery size is 150mAh, and is removable. One thing to note though, is that the H20 board, battery, and charger are all reversed polarity, so unless you switch the board and battery wires, using other batteries and chargers will ruin it!
I have just stuck with the one stock LiPo and charger it comes with. Flying with the prop guards, which is how it comes out of the box, will get you around 4:30 minutes of flight. Removing them (which I don’t recommend for beginners) will bump it up a little bit to about 5:00 minutes.
The included charger with the H20 is a little yellow USB cord, which if you have any other quads or hexacopters, you will most likely be familiar with. Charging takes about 35 minutes, but that could fluctuate a little depending if you are charging from a computer or wall adapter.
JJRC H20 Review: Transmitter
The transmitter that the H20 comes with may look like a standard nano TX in pictures or perhaps even in videos. But if you are holding it you know it is not. It is the same style or design, but super sized (i.e., bigger than say, the Cheerson CX-10 controller). It’s still is a bit small, but fits in the hands well.
It has 2 shoulder buttons, left for changing through the three rates, and right for performing flips. Both of the stick also click in, left for entering headless mode, and right for activating return to home. Pitch and roll trims are also there, which allow for stable hovering.
The range with no modifications is about 30 meters, which is decent for a nano. Overall I was pleased with the included transmitter for the price.
JJRC H20 Review: Gallery
JJRC H20 Review: Verdict
One of the most important things when buying anything is the price of course. This little hexacopter does not disappoint coming in at under $20 US RTF (Don’t know what RTF is?) with free shipping to your door from most respectable online stores.
Overall I’m very impressed with this little nano hexacopter from JJRC. As I mentioned, the power is there, which makes it better than the X900 right off the bat, but also the differences in rates was great. This allows for slow, smooth flying… But also fast zipping around!
I feel like $19 is a great price for a hexacopter like the JJRC H20, and I highly recommend it to beginners and expert pilots, as it is simply a great first nano hexacopter!